Athletes' medical opportunities endowed by athletes
The Bassett Society was founded in 1985 by long-time team physician Dr. Frank Bassett and former All-American physician Dr. T. Moorman, II to honor Duke varsity letter-winners with scholarship support for medical and dental education after their Duke careers.
The Bassett Society is committed to helping make the dreams of young doctors and dentists a reality. By providing scholarships to Duke athletes entering or enrolled in medical or dental school, society members not only honor the legacy of Dr. Bassett and Dr. Moorman but also ensure a bright and hopeful tomorrow.
What we offer
We are a non-profit organization made up of Duke University varsity-letter alumni currently attending medical or dental school. This year we will award two $10,000 scholarships to help with students' financial needs in their pursuit of becoming a physician. By being an active member of our society, you will have the opportunity to attend our annual scientific talks and networking events, and of course, cheer on the Blue Devils together at a home football game.
"The opportunity to get to know other students going into healthcare, who are also former college athletes, gives a special connection and relationship. There are mentors all across the country who are excited to help us in any way. The Bassett Society really feels like a family."
Jennifer M. Frush, MD
Duke Women's Basketball
Bringing up the next generation of doctors
When you donate to the Bassett Society, you’ll be helping to enrich the lives of future generations of physicians—and, by extension, your own. Give to the Bassett Society and watch your donation come full circle. Your gift is an investment in the future of medicine and the memory of those who have made it possible for you to succeed, like Dr. Bassett and Dr. Moorman.